4.26.2017

Best Travel Sized Beauty Products


I am pretty protective of my skin and am always making sure that the products I put on it are the best for it, especially when I'm traveling! Travel can put a lot of stress on your skin - new environments, new foods, emotional stress, etc. - so it's important to keep up with your daily skincare routine even when you're not home. I can tell you from experience that your skin will thank you. Having a good skincare routine will allow your skin to keep up with whatever it is you've got planned.

Because I know how important a good travel skincare regimen is, I always make sure I have a full stock of Good Medicine Beauty Lab's travel sized products, on hand. Their products are like a breath of fresh air! When I'm tired, dirty, and need to step away from the hustle and bustle of my trip, I know my skincare products are there to help me feel refreshed! A good face washing can make all the difference when traveling. The familiar and sweet smell of the Rain Oil Cleanser, the revitalizing sensation of the Starry Eyes Brightening Eye Cream, and the replenishing feeling of the Clarity Awakening Face Cream (my favorite beauty product of all time) help me feel like me again, and ready for whatever the step of my journey holds.

products c/o good medicine beauty lab

Be sure to check out Good Medicine Beauty Lab's Instagram. They're always sharing amazing products and discounts for subscribers! Also, be sure to stock up on their Travel Sized Beauty Products. They're also a great way to give the product a try before you commit!

4.24.2017

Avarcas USA + Discount Code // Ethical Fashion


I am always trying to make sure that the products I purchase come from socially responsible and eco-friendly sources. From my food to my clothing, there are always ways to find companies that take responsibility for their products, and these Pons sandals are exactly that! I wore them all over Europe and found they were perfect for days spent walking over cobbled stone streets and gravel pathways. They were so comfortable and stylish and went with every outfit I had packed.

Made by Artisans in Ciutadella, Spain, Pons is a family owned business and has been since 1945. Their base is made using recycled tires, and each sandal is handcrafted from start to finish. Using traditional Avarcas designs and eco friendly products, they're able to create a beautiful product that embraces their heritage and allows them to share it with the world.

Pons Avarcas USA discount code: PONS20PONS

dress - madewell (on sale)
shoes - c/o avarcas usa
bag - c/o awl snap

If you want a pair of your own this Summer (and trust me, you do), then be sure to use my discount code PONS20PONS to receive 20% off your purchase! I'd love to know which style and color you choose!

4.20.2017

Healthy Wrap Recipe On The Go

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Now that the weather is finally looking up, I will be spending all of my extra time outside. But just because I love living life on-the-go, doesn't mean I always love eating out. I think it's important to prepare food ahead of time to save money and to stay healthy. Because of this, I am constantly thinking of recipes I can create that are perfect for taking with me on adventures, but also recipes that I can make in under thirty minutes.

Today's recipe is all about the wrap! Using the new Smithfield Marinated Boneless Pork Shoulder Seasoned Carnitas, which I found at Walmart, I created wraps for my friend Ariel and I to enjoy on our bike ride. It was the perfect lunch to eat halfway through our ride to reenergize and fuel us for the ride home. I loved that I was able to create such a delicious meal for us using Real Flavor Real Fast!

Pork Carnitas Wrap Ingredients
Smithfield Marinated Boneless Pork Shoulder Seasoned Carnitas
Ezekiel Wraps
1/2 Orange Pepper
1 White Onion
1 Sweet Potato
Hummus
Greek Yogurt
Cilantro
Coconut Oil

Directions
First, chop up all of your vegetables as well as the Smithfield Marinated Boneless Pork Shoulder Seasoned Carnitas. In a frying pan, melt 1 tbsp of coconut oil. Once the pan is covered in coconut oil, add your chopped Smithfield Marinated Boneless Pork Shoulder Seasoned Carnitas. Once the pork has begun to brown, add in the chopped sweet potato (you need to add this vegetable first because it takes longer to cook). When the pork is almost fully cooked, add in the onion and pepper. Sauté the ingredients together until they're cooked through.
To create your wrap, you'll first need to cover half of your Ezekiel wrap in hummus and half in greek yogurt, then, add your pork and vegetable mixture down the center of the wrap. Fold the ends into the center and wrap it up tight! If you plan to eat it later, wrap it inside some tin foil and stick it in the fridge.

My favorite part about this recipe is that I have plenty of leftovers for tomorrow, as well! Now I just need to decide what sort of adventure I want to take...

What would you create using the new Smithfield Marinated Boneless Pork Shoulder Seasoned Carnitas from Walmart? Be sure to use THIS COUPON above to receive $1 off your Smithfield® purchase!

4.18.2017

Simply Extraordinary // Activity Idea For You and Your Family


I recently got back from a trip to Virginia where I was staying with my sister and her family. These guys are my favorite and I love every chance I get to spend time with them. While most days are spent following them around as they go about their daily lives, I love and admire the effort they put into quality family time - and not just because I'm visiting! But on my last day, which was a stressful day for their whole family due to busy schedules and tired kids, I decided to whip up a little break-time for us all.

I first ran to grab some Häagen-Dazs® Ice Cream at Giant-Landover, their local grocery store. Then, I grabbed a blanket, some bowls and spoons, and set up an outdoor picnic for the whole family to enjoy. This was such a great moment for us all to stop, slow down, and enjoy the simple things. None of us even got "photo ready" because it wasn't about that. I loved seeing them all come together over some indulgent Häagen-Dazs ice cream while we all laughed and just allowed ourselves to be fully present in this simple moment.

The best part about Häagen-Dazs® Ice Cream is that it has no artificial flavors or colors, is made with Kosher-dairy, and many of their flavors only contain five ingredients! Their ice cream has a real quality that you can taste. I bought the Häagen-Dazs Trio Triple Chocolate, Häagen-Dazs Caramel Cone, and Häagen-Dazs Strawberry flavors and my family had a hard time deciding which one was the favorite. They were all so good!

If you're looking for a quick way to bring your family together, be sure to try this Häagen-Dazs ice cream picnic idea! It was so fun, took only a few minutes to setup, and allowed us all to fully enjoy a simple moment with simple ingredients.

Be sure to check out the Giant-Landover page for a coupon to receive $1 off your purchase of any three Häagen-Dazs 14 oz containers or 3 ct. bars!

4.17.2017

The Perfect Backpack + A Discount


For over a year I have been on the hunt for the perfect backpack. I had a bunch of requirements for this bag. It had to have a side pocket for my camera - making it easily accessible. It had to have a separate laptop sleeve, so my laptop would be protected from whatever is in my bag. It had to have a side pocket for a water bottle. And last but not least... I wanted something that looked beautiful and was leather. So when I stumbled upon Atlas Supply Co.'s beautiful bags on instagram, I knew I had found the one!

This bag is buttery soft and checked every box on my list, making it my perfect backpack! I took it with me on my trip to Virginia, last week, and it was so comfortable, easy, and held all of my essentials so I could check my suitcase and have the important stuff with me at all times.

If you love this bag as much as I do, be sure to use my discount code - GENTRI - to receive 20% off a bag of your own! Take it from someone who has looked long and hard for the perfect bag - this is it and you will love it.

bag - c/o atlas supply co (use code GENTRI for 20% off)
shirt - madewell
pants - madewell
shoes - c/o sven clogs
sunglasses - bought at busch gardens because I forgot to pack mine... kinda love them!

By the way, isn't this mural wall stunning? It is located at the Art Park in Charlottesville, Virginia. Such a fun, different, and cool place to hang out, take the kids, or just snap some pics!
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